ROANOKE, Va. — Roanoke police Tuesday released the names of two people found dead inside a home on Brandon Avenue. Investigators also described the situation as a murder-suicide.
The people killed were:
- Erin Elizabeth Thomas, age 31, of Roanoke
- Jon Peter McIlroy, age 58, of Roanoke
Police say both had been shot. A gun was found next to McIlroy when the bodies were discovered Monday morning.
According to a news release from the Roanoke Police Department, the man and woman who were found dead inside of a home Monday morning both had gunshot wounds.
A gun was found inside of the home.
Their bodies have been taken to the medical examiner's office where their autopsies will be performed Tuesday.
12:05 p.m. update: Two bodies were found Monday morning in a Roanoke house.
One body was a man, and one was a woman.
At this time, the Roanoke Police Department is calling this a death investigation.